Are you purchasing a vehicle for your business or corporation in Ontario? Follow these steps!

June 20th, 2023 by

All vehicles in Ontario must be registered to be legally allowed on the road. While individuals can register a vehicle with their driver’s licence, businesses that want to register a vehicle cannot obtain a driver’s licence because they cannot physically drive a vehicle. As such, the Ontario government created the RIN to identify business-owned vehicles in its motor vehicle registration system. This allows vehicles used for work purposes to be registered to a business.

What is a Registrant Identification Number (RIN)?

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) issues a firm or entity with a RIN, which is a special identifying number. Instead of identifying an individual as the registered owner of a car, this number is used to identify the company or business.

What documents do I need to get a RIN?

·      A “Proof of Business Address – Obtaining/Amending a Registrant Identification Number (RIN)” form available at ServiceOntario centres or a Notarized Letter of Authorization completed by someone with the authority to bind the organization, such as an owner or director.

·      One identification document for the business (for example, articles of amendment or incorporation, or a letter of good standing).

·      Two documents that show proof of business address (for example, a copy of a utility bill or insurance pink slip). These can be hard copies or digital.

Steps to get a RIN:

  1. Prepare all the documents.
  2. Prepare statutory declaration: You must put together a statutory statement with specific information and swear to the truth that it is accurate.
  3. Notarize statutory declaration: Your statutory declaration must be notarized by an Ontario notary public.
  4. Obtain the RIN: Submit them to your car dealership.

Once you have obtained a RIN, you can use it to register any vehicles your business or corporation owns or leases.

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